Direct lending to established local businesses with trustworthy owners has historically provided very attractive returns.

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President Brendan Ross on
Small Business Lending &
Peer to Peer Investing

Bloomberg Business: Peer-to-Peer in the OR

By Ben Steverman A year ago, Lesley Johnston...

Financial Advisor IQ: Peer-to-Peer Lending: A Fad or the Future?

By Chris Latham Peer-to-peer lending may serve...

Lend Academy: StreetShares Secures $200M For Veteran-owned Small Businesses

By Ryan Lichtenwald StreetShares, a peer to peer...

About Us

Direct Lending Investments is a private investment firm.  We are the General Partner of the Direct Lending Income Fund, LP.

Loaning money to established small businesses with trustworthy owners and a legitimate need for capital has historically provided very attractive returns.

We make this compelling, income-producing asset class available to investors.

Short-Term, High-Yield, Small Business Loan Fund

The Fund owns a diversified pool of high-yielding, 6-18 month business notes. The notes are purchased from a number of lenders including IOUCentral.com and QuarterSpot.  These lenders make loans to qualified, established businesses that fit our strict filtering criteria.

Our investment objective is to earn consistent cash income net of all expenses and fees that is significantly higher than other short-term, high-yield alternatives.

The Loans

Our average borrower has been in business for 10 years. We do not consider it appropriate to own ’small business loans’ made to startups. The businesses are a mix of doctors, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, and other traditional local businesses whose modest borrowing needs of $10,000-$200,000 put them below the threshold for traditional, bank-originated business loans.

The Direct Lending Income Fund buys and holds these notes, from which it expects to generate high monthly returns, strong portfolio cash flow, and low volatility.

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In the News

March 23, 2015 |

Bloomberg Business: Peer-to-Peer in the OR

By Ben Steverman A year ago, Lesley Johnston weighed 298 pounds. At 30, the Norman (Okla.) resident suffered from...

March 18, 2015 |

Financial Advisor IQ: Peer-to-Peer Lending: A Fad or the Future?

By Chris Latham Peer-to-peer lending may serve advisors’ clients on two fronts, experts say. Wealthy clients...

March 12, 2015 |

Lend Academy: StreetShares Secures $200M For Veteran-owned Small Businesses

By Ryan Lichtenwald StreetShares, a peer to peer lending marketplace focused on small business loans announced...

February 5, 2015 |

Forbes: CommonBond Boosts Its Student Loan Refi Footprint With $150 Million Investment From Nelnet

By Maggie McGrath There’s a race to profit from America’s $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans, and the...

January 25, 2015 |

Bloomberg Radio: Small Businesses Find Ways to Borrow

Brendan Ross, president and founder of Direct Lending Investments, recently appeared as a guest on Bloomberg Radio...

January 21, 2015 |

Forbes: Young, Broke And Creditworthy

Young, Broke and Credit Worthy This story appears in the February 9, 2015 print issue of Forbes. After graduating...

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